State Police release name of fatal accident victim

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Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 3:34 PM EDT
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CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have released the name of the individual involved in a fatal wreck on Saturday afternoon.

62-year-old Thomas Higgins of Alabama was heading westbound on I-64 when a deer ran in the roadway and struck his motorcycle, according to KSP.

The collision caused him to lose control of the bike and crash into a guardrail. The crash sent him into the roadway where he died from his injuries.

Higgins was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

ORIGINAL: Kentucky State Police is currently working a single vehicle fatality on I-64W at mile marker 161 near Olive Hill. The crash was reported just after 3:00 p.m.

Traffic is currently being detoured at Exit 161 to US 60. Crews estimate it may take more than three hours to clear.

As of 6 p.m. all lanes have now reopened.

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